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lemon law

n.
A law obligating a motor vehicle manufacturer or dealer to refund to a purchaser of a vehicle the full purchase price, or to offer a replacement acceptable to the purchaser, when the purchased vehicle proves to have substantial defects that cannot be repaired after a reasonable number of attempts.
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lem′on law`


n.
a law that requires manufacturers to replace, repair, or refund the cost of vehicles that prove to be defective.
[1980–85]
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